VIDEO: Washington GOP candidate at RNC talks Trump, ballot initiatives
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by Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square
6h ago
(The Center Square) – Jolie Lansdowne, Washington state delegate to the GOP and candidate for state representative, spoke to The Center Square Associate Editor Greg Bishop Wednesday about the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump, politics in Washington, the three ballot initiatives to be decided this November and more. The interview was conducted on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. Lansdowne, who will face Democratic incumbent Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon in November, told The Center Square that Trump's near death experience created an overwhelming sense ..read more
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VIDEO: U.S. Rep. Tiffany discusses assassination attempt, more at RNC
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by Greg Bishop | The Center Square
6h ago
(The Center Square) – U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany, R-Wisconsin, sat down Wednesday with The Center Square on the floor of the Republican National Convention hall to discuss a range of issues, including the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, political rhetoric, the border and more. Watch the full video below ..read more
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Democrats funnel major investments into Wisconsin campaigns
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by Therese Boudreaux | The Center Square
10h ago
(The Center Square) – The Democratic National Committee announced a $3 million investment into the Wisconsin Democratic Party to help fund the Biden campaign’s operations in the state. “With the Republican National Convention underway in Milwaukee this week, the Biden-Harris campaign and Wisconsin Democrats are doubling down on our critical work of reaching voters across Wisconsin,” Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison said Tuesday. “We’re going to win this election by engaging voters community-by-community, block-by-block, door-by-door. These investments show that commitment in ..read more
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Family shares how sister was raped, murdered by Salvadoran 'gotaway'
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by Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor
10h ago
(The Center Square) – After his sister was raped and strangled to death by a Salvadoran who was illegally in the country, Maryland resident Michael Morin said former President Donald Trump called his family. They have still never heard from President Joe Biden, he said Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. “Last year, we lost my beloved sister Rachel,” he said. “She went for a walk in one of our family's favorite places. This beautiful trail was to us a safe place where we pushed our babies and strollers, where we walk together as a family, where my wife and I got married, near ..read more
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Poll: Economy, personal finances most important issues to Wisconsin voters
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by Benjamin Yount | The Center Square contributor
10h ago
(The Center Square) – Nearly three-quarters of voters in Wisconsin say their incomes haven’t kept up over the past four years and more than half say that’s their top issue this fall. The Institute for Reforming Government is out with a new poll that says “kitchen table issues” dominate the minds of voters heading into November. “So, what keeps moms and dads up at night? It's personal finances, and it's the economy coming through loud and strong,” IRG Vice President Chris Reader said. “That's what they want to see solutions on. That's what they want to see candidates – whether we're talking abo ..read more
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Democrats respond to Hovde's loaded speech at RNC
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by Therese Boudreaux | The Center Square
10h ago
(The Center Square) – Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde blasted his opponent while calling for national unity during his speech at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wis. The Trump-endorsed Republican, who is challenging Democratic incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin, spoke Tuesday at the RNC, a night themed “Make America Safe Again.” He tied Baldwin to President Joe Biden Administration’s national security policies, calling her support of the president proof she is “detached” from Wisconsin voters’ concerns. “America is struggling under Joe Biden, and Sen. Baldwin has been a r ..read more
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Wisconsin congressman claims assault at RNC; others differ
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by Benjamin Yount | The Center Square contributor
14h ago
(The Center Square) – Western Wisconsin’s congressman says he was assaulted at Milwaukee’s Republican National Convention, but a women’s group disagrees. Republican Congressman Derrick Van Orden took social media Tuesday to say a protester with the group Code Pink assaulted him while he was standing in line at the RNC. “While standing in line to enter an event at the RNC today, I was assaulted by what appeared to be a member of the pro-Hamas group CODEPINK. A nearby police officer witnessed this assault and I understand they have been arrested,” Van Orden said. “This appears to be an incident ..read more
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Lara Trump: Frightening assassination attempt a defining moment for nation
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by Therese Boudreaux | The Center Square
23h ago
(The Center Square) – Lara Trump, co-chair of the Republican National Committee and daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump, appeared saddened but proud when recalling the "frightening" assassination attempt Saturday against her father-in-law at a campaign rally in Butler, Pa. “There is no doubt that Saturday was one of the most frightening moments of my father-in-law’s life,” Lara Trump told the audience at Tuesday night's Republican National Convention. “Millimeters separated him from life and certain death. And yet, it was in the midst of it all, as he was jostled off stage by Secr ..read more
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Speaker Johnson: Trump presidency will make America safe again
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by Therese Boudreaux | The Center Square
1d ago
(The Center Square) - Leading members of the U.S. House of Representatives spoke about immigration and crime during the second night of the Republican National Convention, themed “Make America Safe Again,” in Milwaukee, Wis. House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21) spoke first. “Under Joe Biden, the American people have suffered crisis after crisis, from the Biden border, the most wide open border in our nation's history…to Biden's violent crime crisis fueled by Democrats, pro criminal sanctuary cities and defund the police policies like we have seen in my home state of Ne ..read more
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Report: Wisconsin’s August amendments could have big impact
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by BenjamIn Yount | The Center Square contributor
1d ago
(The Center Square) – Wisconsin voters are being asked whether the state lawmakers who currently write the state budget should have any say in how billions of dollars in federal money are spent. There will be two constitutional amendments on the ballot in August, both look to give the legislature some say in how federal money is spent. A new report says it’s a limited, and little-covered question that could have a big impact on Wisconsin’s budget going forward. The Wisconsin Police Forum released the report which details the current process of spending federal money, and the process the Republ ..read more
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